A 'cloned chip'? No, the magic doesn't exist. So much for that idea.
Race detective wrote:
(cont. from previous post)
1) The possibility of a cloned chip was presented much earlier in this thread. ‘Speculation’ (p. 32, 1/13/11, 8:08 pm) proposed such an explanation for how Kip could have cheated at the 2010 Boston Marathon. He thought it might have been Kip’s friend Ben, but Kip’s similar looking brother Kurt makes far more sense.
This is a fascinating theory and quite compelling. However, I don't understand what motivation Kurt would have to conspire with his brother in this way. He does not seem to have any real athletic background/history of racing (unlike Kip) - 2 mediocre times listed on Athlinks from 2005 and 2007 is all we have. The article on his business makes it clear he is pretty successful and very busy, with little time for trips to races all around the country in order to help his brother to cheat. He even says in the article that he is not like his brother in being able to take time off whenever he wants. The article was written before the recession, so it is quite possible his business situation has changed considerably. Regardless, I still don't understand what his motivation could possibly be. Any thoughts on this Race detective?
Race detective wrote:
They are related, and are brothers, not twins. The Crim race results show Kurt’s city. I found an internet article about Kurt’s business identifying him from that same city which includes a quote from Kurt referencing his “dentist brother”. (Note: as the article is about Kurt’s business I am choosing not to link it here and recommend similarly not link it. It is easily found by searching; article is from 2007.) From the 2007 Crim 10 Mile race results, it is seen that Kurt is 3 years younger than Kip. http://results.active.com/uploads/txt/47395.txt
Are you kidding? Kip is so good that in fact none of us here are real... that's right... you've all been duped. None of us exist!
Look..Kip isn't that sophisticated. He set up a really crappy WestWyoming marathon race website with terrible names in the results, he's come onto this forum as [email protected](fake) trying to take away information, he's probably created a fake facebook profile of KentLitton, so what makes you think he's going to be smart enough to duplicate RFID chips? Cmon...The guy had his fake races hosted in the same spot as his dentist practice (by Ben Millefoglie-is he real?). Do you really think he's that sophisticated?
I was going to note that the picture from the 5k looks a bit different from the marathon the next day.
Florida midtimer wrote:
Yes, interesting observation. The person on Bolyston Street looks younger (maybe the angle?) and also does not look somewhat fresh and dry, not like someone who just ran the Boston course for 26.1 miles. Also, fyi, if you look at the baa 5k finish picture, the right hand is lifting up the blue jacket for the "reveal" of the number. just another observation.
Has boston 2007 been vetted? 2:58 is an interesting time on a yr where it was cold and super windy. In fact the race was almost cancelled due to a potential noreaster that day.